1. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    The care home were dispensing my wife's Parkinson's disease drugs within a 9 hour period, when she is used to getting them over a 24 hour period. This despite my express instruction that "3 doses a day means over a 24 hour period, not just hours of daylight"

    Excessive libido is a well known side effect of PD medication. This coupled with the loss of inhibition with dementia has proved to be rather challenging. Now they know too, the hard way, so I hope things will soon settle down.

    On the funny side of things, it has rather livened up some of the residents at the home.......
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Oh dear Harold. You would think they would've had some inkling that not following a medication regime might have had some effect. I bet they won't make that mistake again. On the other bright side is that she probably couldn't have taken advantage of the other side-effect: pathological gambling.

    I so glad that things have quieted down, or at least there is some hope that they soon may.

    Jennifer
     
  3. Lucille

    Lucille Registered User

    Sep 10, 2005
    542
    Hello Harold

    Glad you've sorted out your wife's meds, as if you haven't enough to contend with. I'm amazed at the misunderstandings that go on over tablets. Good job you're on the ball.

    I did have a giggle about some of the residents being 'livened up' :)
     
  4. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    Gambling

    I bet its 50:1 against them recognising that obsessive gambling is another side effect of PD medication.
    :D
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
    Dear Harold,

    I`m so pleased the solution has been found, it shows how easily instructions can be misinterpreted.

    A German au pair, was setting her alarm during the night, and waking up the household, because she needed to take her medication `every four hours`.
     
  6. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    um .... isn't it your wife who's supposed to be taking them? :D :D
     
  7. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    Gambling

    :D
    Thank God you pointed that out, now I know where we have been going wrong! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    But side effects are infectious, aren't they?
     
  9. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    :cool:
    You betcha your bottom dollar
     
  10. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Ah we seem to be back to both side effects :D

    Jennifer
     
  11. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
  12. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
  13. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    What is...

    Tea Room please? :confused:
     
  14. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Look on the forum index, Tea Room is the fourth forum down.

    It's where we go to relax. See you there?
     
  15. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
    Harold, If you `click` on the link I gave you, it will take you to the Tea Room.
     
  16. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    No effect on delicate matter

    Seems it may not to do with drug imbalance after all. Just another symptom of decay. Another drug has been dispensed to curb the enhanced libido. We shall see.

    This afternoon's visit and conversation has left me completely shattered.

    In another life, such worries might seem like blessings. Alas no. Susan is now a stranger to me. I do not know who she is. Damn this disease.

    I cannot share this with our son. Or anyone of course.
     
  17. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
     
  18. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Registered User

    May 12, 2007
    20
    London
    share

    Yes, of course you guys x
     
  19. annesharlie

    annesharlie Registered User

    Harold
    Just to say I'm thinking of you, it has to be so hideously difficult for you to go through this. I'm so sorry... I know it's not what Susan would want either.
     
  20. Lucille

    Lucille Registered User

    Sep 10, 2005
    542
    Hi Harold

    Sorry things aren't any better for Susan or you. Please feel free to vent here any time. It's what we're here for.

    You take care.
     

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